Legacy Modernization

Legacy Modernization

If you're running custom applications on legacy systems, modernizing your application environment can help you enhance competitive advantage while lowering operational costs. Whether your goal is simply to improve the workflow of a legacy application or to retool it into a set of reusable services, application modernization will position your business to address new requirements such as cloud computing, mobility and virtualization.

But there's one problem - modernization can be difficult without an end-to-end solution approach and experienced delivery partner.

At Unify LLC, we have developed a proprietary Migration Factory model that offers an Innovative application modernization approach driven by specialized teams working in an assembly line mode.

We can help your business:

  • Better understand the applications, databases and processes that run in your data center today and map out a modernization strategy that is future-ready
  • Reduce high infrastructure costs and streamline operations by identifying current industry standard re-hosting options
  • Realize new initiatives and enhance agility by re-architecting legacy applications to modern architectures such as Java and .NET
  • Upgrade your existing enterprise applications to the latest version or migrate them to more efficient platforms

Our Modernization Methodology includes:

  • Portfolio Assessment
    • Develop an application modernization strategy designed to meet your organizational needs within your specified time frame.
    • Options may range from:
      • Wrapper approaches like Screen scraping that retain legacy dependency while protecting your IT investments (low cost, low effectiveness)
      • Partial re-write to remove pain points in phases (medium cost, medium effectiveness)
      • Re-architecting (high cost, highly effective in positioning your application for future business needs)
      • Data Migration strategies & options
  • Reverse Engineering
    • Capture, rationalize, and streamline your IT portfolio's business logic from existing codebase
    • Analyze data model & data usage
  • Forward Engineering
    • Develop application and database design for the target technology platform
    • Build and migrate data
    • Documentation and User Training
  • Verify & Validate using various testing techniques
    • Comparison testing
    • Production parallel runs
    • User acceptance testing